Two weeks ago my cousin and I headed out to the Litchfield Hills to do some exploring. Our first stop was Wright’s Barn in Torrington.
When you first walk into the barn the main room is filled with treasures. Treasures that would not fit in my car. I did manage to snag something in the picture above and I’ll be showing some before and afters later this week.
The barn is broken up with the bottom floor a traditional antique shop and the upstairs a picker’s paradise flea market. There was so much to look at it was almost overwhelming. If I had a bigger car (or a clean trunk) I would have taken home a lot more. I did snag a really cool Samuel Adams Boston Lager sign.
This area is called the Litchfield Hills for a reason.
After we finished up at the barn we headed into the downtown of the actual Town of Litchfield. It’s a gorgeous historic area with cute (but expensive) shops. In the nicer weather they have a great farmer’s market that I don’t take advantage of enough.
PK and I had come through here on the way to a party at a friend of a friend’s farm over the summer. As we passed through the downtown the green was filled with farmer market’s tents in the afternoon and that evening it was still filled with families attending music on the green. When I traveled to Italy in high school one of the things that struck me most was that every town had a “center” and that was the heart and soul of these communities, where everyone gathered to meet for coffee, shop, and spend time with each other. When I find towns so close to home that have this type of community atmosphere, that town makes it’s way onto my list of places I will consider moving to once it comes time to settle down.
I’m looking forward to the warmer months so I can take advantage of Litchfield’s market and even get some kayaking and winery visits in as well.